Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on March 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 1 is the 60th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,488,326,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 355 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,531 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 1 Historical Events

  • 1912
    Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
  • 1919
    March 1st Movement begins in Korea.
  • 1966
    Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet’s surface.
  • 1981
    Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 2002
    The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 km above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1817
    Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1948
    Burning Spear, Jamaican singer and musician
  • 1970
    Jason V Brock, American author
  • 1977
    Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model
  • 1978
    Jensen Ackles, American actor

Who died on March 1?

  • 986
    King Lothair of France (b. 941)
  • 1546
    George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer (martyred) (b. 1513)
  • 1697
    Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
  • 1757
    Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
  • 2010
    Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)

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